An Atco New Jersey man received a sentence of 98 years in NJ State Prison for committing a string of armed robberies in Camden County.
The 29-year-old suspect resided in Atco, an unincorporated community in Waterford Township, New Jersey. He was one of the people behind a series of violent armed robberies throughout Camden County in 2011.
One theft was committed at a residence in Cherry Hill, NJ, where the suspect and an accomplice broke into the home and used zip ties to restrain two teen girls. When the victims’ parents returned home, the suspects tied them up and robbed the family. During the violent theft, the suspects brandished handguns.
The suspect and an accomplice also committed robberies at homes located in Winslow Township, New Jersey. According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect and an accomplice used weapons, assaulted victims, tied up residents, and stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash during the Winslow Township robberies.
Camden County police investigated all of the theft incidents and used DNA evidence and cellphone evidence to identify the suspect as one of the culprits.
On December 17, 2015, a Camden County Superior Court jury convicted the suspect on two counts of first degree robbery, three counts of first degree kidnapping, one count of second degree conspiracy, one count of second degree burglary, and multiple weapons offenses.
The suspect recently made an appearance in Camden County Superior Court so that he could be formally sentenced. At the sentencing hearing, the superior court judge issued a sentence of 98 years in NJ State Prison for the armed robberies, assault offenses, and threat crimes. The suspect will be required to serve more than 66 years in prison before becoming eligible for release on parole.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s accomplice in the thefts has already been sentenced to a term of incarceration of 15 years.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Who Tied up, Robbed Families at Gunpoint Gets 98 Years.”